Anxiety Psychiatrists in Memphis, TN

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Photo of Mandy Yount, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Memphis, TN
Mandy Yount
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38103
I love helping people who have tried other providers in the past and left feeling unheard and unchanged. I find so much joy in connecting with people and being able to FINALLY find the right combination of care techniques to change someone's life. Have you struggled with depression for years and never found the right medication? Do you struggle with anxiety and feel you are missing out on life? Are you struggling to manage parenthood, a career and a marriage and feeling stagnant? I want to help you. I believe in kindness. Whether you need an ally or a prayer, I’ll be there. Visit my website to schedule an appointment today!
I love helping people who have tried other providers in the past and left feeling unheard and unchanged. I find so much joy in connecting with people and being able to FINALLY find the right combination of care techniques to change someone's life. Have you struggled with depression for years and never found the right medication? Do you struggle with anxiety and feel you are missing out on life? Are you struggling to manage parenthood, a career and a marriage and feeling stagnant? I want to help you. I believe in kindness. Whether you need an ally or a prayer, I’ll be there. Visit my website to schedule an appointment today!
(901) 350-4547 View (901) 350-4547
Photo of Kimberly Patterson, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Memphis, TN
Kimberly Patterson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38115  (Online Only)
I provide medication management for all adults 18 and older for symptoms of anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD and OCD.
Hello, I am a board-certified virtual Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, based in Memphis Tennessee, with over 24 years of experience in the nursing industry.
I provide medication management for all adults 18 and older for symptoms of anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD and OCD.
Hello, I am a board-certified virtual Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, based in Memphis Tennessee, with over 24 years of experience in the nursing industry.
(615) 802-4818 View (615) 802-4818
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Melanie Nolan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping with anxiety, depression, and life strategies for ADHD.
To request a consultation, please submit a request via my website at: psycheplus.net. I am not able to respond directly via phone or this profile. This is NOT just another appointment! My clients are seeking more holistic treatment to better their mental and emotional health. They are willing to actively work with me to develop mindset shifts. They are interested in thinking outside of the box and looking to compliment medical science with ancient wisdom. My clients are often students, professionals, parents, and entrepreneurs. My clients want more healing options, giving them the best chances at feeling better.
I am passionate about helping with anxiety, depression, and life strategies for ADHD.
To request a consultation, please submit a request via my website at: psycheplus.net. I am not able to respond directly via phone or this profile. This is NOT just another appointment! My clients are seeking more holistic treatment to better their mental and emotional health. They are willing to actively work with me to develop mindset shifts. They are interested in thinking outside of the box and looking to compliment medical science with ancient wisdom. My clients are often students, professionals, parents, and entrepreneurs. My clients want more healing options, giving them the best chances at feeling better.
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Tami Sholar- Conard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, APRN
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38135  (Online Only)
I work with individuals battling depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, family issues, and more.
Hello I'm Tami, a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have been a medical professional since 2010 in a variety of fields including mental health, Med-Surg, Nephrology among others. My experience in the various medical fields as a nurse led me to my passion, which is mental health. I treat each individual with empathy and absolute positive regard. Depending on your needs, I customize your treatment plan to achieve your goals and overall well being. This may include therapy, medications, or a combination of both. I use evidence based practice to ensure you are receiving the care needed to obtain optimal wellness.
I work with individuals battling depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, family issues, and more.
Hello I'm Tami, a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have been a medical professional since 2010 in a variety of fields including mental health, Med-Surg, Nephrology among others. My experience in the various medical fields as a nurse led me to my passion, which is mental health. I treat each individual with empathy and absolute positive regard. Depending on your needs, I customize your treatment plan to achieve your goals and overall well being. This may include therapy, medications, or a combination of both. I use evidence based practice to ensure you are receiving the care needed to obtain optimal wellness.
(629) 201-7648 View (629) 201-7648
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Amber Gordon
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119  (Online Only)
“Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness.” – Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu. You may have struggled with mood and anxiety for some time with no support or true relief. Or perhaps, you are taking psychiatric medication but the depression and anxiety still manage to creep in and increase throughout your day-to-day routine. You may also long for a provider that will actually take time to hear you out instead of pushing you out of the door with a prescription in hand. If any of the above resonates with you, I would like to help.
“Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness.” – Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu. You may have struggled with mood and anxiety for some time with no support or true relief. Or perhaps, you are taking psychiatric medication but the depression and anxiety still manage to creep in and increase throughout your day-to-day routine. You may also long for a provider that will actually take time to hear you out instead of pushing you out of the door with a prescription in hand. If any of the above resonates with you, I would like to help.
(901) 329-8641 View (901) 329-8641
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Laura Pohl - Women's Mental Health Specialist
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CNM, PHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 37544  (Online Only)
I am passionate about women's mental health. In today's world, there are many pressures of life that can cause mental health illnesses. I work primarily with anxiety, depression, and ADHD. I am also a Certified Nurse Midwife. I love working with women who are struggling with mental health needs as well. Breastfeeding is NOT a limiter for medications! Let me help you manage your mental health today!
I am passionate about women's mental health. In today's world, there are many pressures of life that can cause mental health illnesses. I work primarily with anxiety, depression, and ADHD. I am also a Certified Nurse Midwife. I love working with women who are struggling with mental health needs as well. Breastfeeding is NOT a limiter for medications! Let me help you manage your mental health today!
(865) 302-3722 View (865) 302-3722
Photo of Sheila Murphy, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Memphis, TN
Sheila Murphy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
My goal is to help people in need to achieve mental wellness. While meeting each patient where they are on their journey to a stronger healthier mental well-being. Assisting with symptoms of depression, anxiety and ADHD, PTSD, mood disorders and various other mental health concerns. I have been in healthcare for over 20 years. In those 20 years I have delveloped the skill to listen and strive to understand what my patients are going through. I want people to know that they are not alone. That someone cares and is willing to help. I see patients across the lifespan. Ages 6 years through 99 years.
My goal is to help people in need to achieve mental wellness. While meeting each patient where they are on their journey to a stronger healthier mental well-being. Assisting with symptoms of depression, anxiety and ADHD, PTSD, mood disorders and various other mental health concerns. I have been in healthcare for over 20 years. In those 20 years I have delveloped the skill to listen and strive to understand what my patients are going through. I want people to know that they are not alone. That someone cares and is willing to help. I see patients across the lifespan. Ages 6 years through 99 years.
(901) 589-7001 View (901) 589-7001
Photo of Mark Varela, Psychiatrist in Memphis, TN
Mark Varela
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 37501  (Online Only)
He treats young adults and adults with a wide variety of mental health concerns, including ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD.
Dr. Mark Varela is a board-eligible psychiatrist joining Talkiatry directly out of residency. He focuses primarily on medication management, often accompanied by brief cognitive, motivational, or supportive therapy. He may request that you also meet with a therapist regularly for your benefit.
He treats young adults and adults with a wide variety of mental health concerns, including ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD.
Dr. Mark Varela is a board-eligible psychiatrist joining Talkiatry directly out of residency. He focuses primarily on medication management, often accompanied by brief cognitive, motivational, or supportive therapy. He may request that you also meet with a therapist regularly for your benefit.
(629) 209-9337 View (629) 209-9337
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Tammy Lee Cyr
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 37501
Anxiety and depression can keep you from truly enjoying the most important things in life.
I strive to provide a safe environment, both physically and emotionally for my patients. It is my privilege to come alongside my patients, hear their story and join them on their journey towards healing. I have a particular passion for and am drawn to patients that have endured traumatic experiences, as I have seen real healing occur with the right treatments and approaches. It brings me great joy to see patients heal so they can get back to the important things in life.
Anxiety and depression can keep you from truly enjoying the most important things in life.
I strive to provide a safe environment, both physically and emotionally for my patients. It is my privilege to come alongside my patients, hear their story and join them on their journey towards healing. I have a particular passion for and am drawn to patients that have endured traumatic experiences, as I have seen real healing occur with the right treatments and approaches. It brings me great joy to see patients heal so they can get back to the important things in life.
(615) 551-9874 View (615) 551-9874
Photo of Charlene Sparrow, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Memphis, TN
Charlene Sparrow
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38138
Specialized treatment includes evaluation and medication management of depression, anxiety, attention, bipolar, schizophrenia, bereavement, post-traumatic stress, sleep and eating disorders as well as other psychiatric diagnoses, while offering short term supportive psychotherapy.
Sometimes life is not easy or as you expected. You may experience challenges and speed bumps along the way which may feel unmanageable. There is help available. I provide compassionate empathetic outpatient person-centered services in a professional setting. As we work together to develop an individualized therapeutic plan of care, we develop goals and ways to reduce your symptoms and improve your daily quality of life.
Specialized treatment includes evaluation and medication management of depression, anxiety, attention, bipolar, schizophrenia, bereavement, post-traumatic stress, sleep and eating disorders as well as other psychiatric diagnoses, while offering short term supportive psychotherapy.
Sometimes life is not easy or as you expected. You may experience challenges and speed bumps along the way which may feel unmanageable. There is help available. I provide compassionate empathetic outpatient person-centered services in a professional setting. As we work together to develop an individualized therapeutic plan of care, we develop goals and ways to reduce your symptoms and improve your daily quality of life.
(901) 660-3324 View (901) 660-3324
Photo of Ashley Cooper, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Memphis, TN
Ashley Cooper
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38120
I am a board certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner with greater than 6 years of outpatient experience. I see patients in Southaven, MS at Bobby Scott & Associates Professional Counseling. I offer medication management as treatment for many psychiatric illnesses such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, insomnia, bipolar disorder, and adjustment disorder. In addition to medication management services, my office has multiple extensively trained therapists that can also assist with these issues if therapy is needed.
I am a board certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner with greater than 6 years of outpatient experience. I see patients in Southaven, MS at Bobby Scott & Associates Professional Counseling. I offer medication management as treatment for many psychiatric illnesses such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, insomnia, bipolar disorder, and adjustment disorder. In addition to medication management services, my office has multiple extensively trained therapists that can also assist with these issues if therapy is needed.
(662) 506-5151 View (662) 506-5151
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Amanda L Eaves
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC, RN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38103
I bring a humanistic philosophy of holistic care for both mind and body, and an abiding commitment to individualized, comprehensive care for my patients. I specialize in medication management of depression, anxiety, attention deficits, bipolar, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric diagnoses, while providing brief supportive psychotherapy.
I bring a humanistic philosophy of holistic care for both mind and body, and an abiding commitment to individualized, comprehensive care for my patients. I specialize in medication management of depression, anxiety, attention deficits, bipolar, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric diagnoses, while providing brief supportive psychotherapy.
(901) 495-2430 View (901) 495-2430
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Mental Health Resources/Refresh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119
I am committed to the well-being of the mental health community. I have a passion for equality with the intent to offer superior services to those in need. I provide medication management based on safe guidelines and evidence-based practice. Initial psychiatric evaluations and follow-ups face to face or telepsychiatry are available. I also work with licensed Intensive outpatient (IOP) therapists. My focuses are, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, ADHD, OCD, and PTSD. I am currently taking patients from ages 6 and up across the lifespan.
I am committed to the well-being of the mental health community. I have a passion for equality with the intent to offer superior services to those in need. I provide medication management based on safe guidelines and evidence-based practice. Initial psychiatric evaluations and follow-ups face to face or telepsychiatry are available. I also work with licensed Intensive outpatient (IOP) therapists. My focuses are, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, ADHD, OCD, and PTSD. I am currently taking patients from ages 6 and up across the lifespan.
(901) 329-8218 View (901) 329-8218
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Latasha Garrett
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38125
Potential clients, if you are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, irritability, mood swings, grief, trauma, or any other symptoms that are affecting your personal and/or work life and interpersonal relationships reach out to Peace of Mind Mental Health and Wellness Center.
Mental health disorders often go untreated & suppressed due to the stigma surrounding seeking help & treatment for mental health conditions. Symptoms often associated with depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar disorder, PTSD/trauma, insomnia, grief, attention deficit disorder can lead to disturbances in your personal and professional lives. Seeking professional help and treatment for mental health conditions can often be met with apprehension but at Peace of Mind Mental Health & Wellness Center, the goal is to ease that apprehension and provide a calm & stress free environment to meet your needs. We assure you will be seen and heard.
Potential clients, if you are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, irritability, mood swings, grief, trauma, or any other symptoms that are affecting your personal and/or work life and interpersonal relationships reach out to Peace of Mind Mental Health and Wellness Center.
Mental health disorders often go untreated & suppressed due to the stigma surrounding seeking help & treatment for mental health conditions. Symptoms often associated with depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar disorder, PTSD/trauma, insomnia, grief, attention deficit disorder can lead to disturbances in your personal and professional lives. Seeking professional help and treatment for mental health conditions can often be met with apprehension but at Peace of Mind Mental Health & Wellness Center, the goal is to ease that apprehension and provide a calm & stress free environment to meet your needs. We assure you will be seen and heard.
(901) 673-8032 View (901) 673-8032
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Berenese B Canady
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
She specializes in adult bipolar disorder, depression, insomnia, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia.
Mobile Psych is a psychiatric practice established by Alfonso Canady and Dr Berenese Canady, DNP with a goal of providing compassionate and affordable mental health treatment. We take time to understand your needs, and partner with you to develop a course of treatment to help you function at your best. Situated in East Memphis, we are conveniently located near the I-240 and Popular Ave exit, with easy access.
She specializes in adult bipolar disorder, depression, insomnia, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia.
Mobile Psych is a psychiatric practice established by Alfonso Canady and Dr Berenese Canady, DNP with a goal of providing compassionate and affordable mental health treatment. We take time to understand your needs, and partner with you to develop a course of treatment to help you function at your best. Situated in East Memphis, we are conveniently located near the I-240 and Popular Ave exit, with easy access.
(901) 289-9665 View (901) 289-9665
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Adam Nanaa
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119
Adam Nanaa MSN, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner committed to providing the best quality care using evidence-based practice and patient centered focus driven treatment. Primarily dealing with medication management, he is adept at dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, Bipolar disorders, ADHD, ODD, PTSD and more in adults and adolescents/children. Initial consults and follow up care are provided both in-person and through remote telepsychiatry. Accepting new patients.
Adam Nanaa MSN, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner committed to providing the best quality care using evidence-based practice and patient centered focus driven treatment. Primarily dealing with medication management, he is adept at dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, Bipolar disorders, ADHD, ODD, PTSD and more in adults and adolescents/children. Initial consults and follow up care are provided both in-person and through remote telepsychiatry. Accepting new patients.
(901) 899-5095 View (901) 899-5095
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Tamika Beecham
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38125
I diagnose, manage, and treat a wide range of mental health concerns including suicidal ideation, depression/mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD, adjustment, and sleep disorders.
I am a doctorally prepared Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a mission to deliver quality mental health care to individuals and their families by providing a safe, nonjudgemental environment that fosters a strong therapeutic alliance. I thoroughly enjoy direct patient care and values the therapeutic relationship between patient/family and provider as the foundation for success in outpatient psychiatry. In this relationship, I will provide you with relevant education, knowledge, and resources to better assist you in your own unique journey to healing and recovery from mental illness to mental wellness.
I diagnose, manage, and treat a wide range of mental health concerns including suicidal ideation, depression/mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD, adjustment, and sleep disorders.
I am a doctorally prepared Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a mission to deliver quality mental health care to individuals and their families by providing a safe, nonjudgemental environment that fosters a strong therapeutic alliance. I thoroughly enjoy direct patient care and values the therapeutic relationship between patient/family and provider as the foundation for success in outpatient psychiatry. In this relationship, I will provide you with relevant education, knowledge, and resources to better assist you in your own unique journey to healing and recovery from mental illness to mental wellness.
(901) 599-2670 View (901) 599-2670
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MindRestorative Clinic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
At MindRestorative, our providers are highly skilled, compassionate, and experienced Board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners specializing in treating adults, adolescents, children, and families dealing with Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Bipolar, Substance Abuse, Schizophrenia, PTSD, Insomnia, and Childhood mood Disorders.
At MindRestorative, our providers are highly skilled, compassionate, and experienced Board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners specializing in treating adults, adolescents, children, and families dealing with Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Bipolar, Substance Abuse, Schizophrenia, PTSD, Insomnia, and Childhood mood Disorders.
(832) 662-8218 View (832) 662-8218
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Dr. Arif Mirza MD | Germantown Private Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38104  (Online Only)
ADHD All Meds -Stimulants/Non Stimulants, ADHD Testing (All Ages) Panic Attacks Anxiety Disorder Meds, Insomnia Sleep Disorders Prescriptions, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Erectile Dysfunction Autism Testing (Child Adolescent), ADHD Extended Time Help (School/College) Emotional Support Animal Assist FMLA & Disability Paperwork Help, Sick Slip Doctor Note.
Welcome! ...As an experienced Psychiatrist in private practice, inpatient and telehealth settings, I'm here to offer authentic, compassionate care. Time is precious, especially for busy students, parents, and working professionals. I look forward to collaborate to reach your goals ASAP! ... Same week Video appointments are available. Text 469-770-7750 for quick booking assist.
ADHD All Meds -Stimulants/Non Stimulants, ADHD Testing (All Ages) Panic Attacks Anxiety Disorder Meds, Insomnia Sleep Disorders Prescriptions, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Erectile Dysfunction Autism Testing (Child Adolescent), ADHD Extended Time Help (School/College) Emotional Support Animal Assist FMLA & Disability Paperwork Help, Sick Slip Doctor Note.
Welcome! ...As an experienced Psychiatrist in private practice, inpatient and telehealth settings, I'm here to offer authentic, compassionate care. Time is precious, especially for busy students, parents, and working professionals. I look forward to collaborate to reach your goals ASAP! ... Same week Video appointments are available. Text 469-770-7750 for quick booking assist.
(601) 565-3908 View (601) 565-3908
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Marilynn Yvette Richardson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with experience working with patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. My experience includes treating patients with substance abuse/addiction, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD. I use the most current DSM diagnostic guidelines and evidence-based treatment to help my patients get back to feeling their best. I believe that mental health is just as important as physical health, and my goal is to remove the stigma of mental illness and teach others to make their mental health a priority.
Hello! I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with experience working with patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. My experience includes treating patients with substance abuse/addiction, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD. I use the most current DSM diagnostic guidelines and evidence-based treatment to help my patients get back to feeling their best. I believe that mental health is just as important as physical health, and my goal is to remove the stigma of mental illness and teach others to make their mental health a priority.
(629) 276-7331 View (629) 276-7331

Anxiety Psychiatrists

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.